and upgrading of bone meal for environmental friendly crop
production and nutrition (2005-2008)
Migal Galile Technologies Ltd.
Leader: Dr. David
– Galilee technological Center is one of the branches of
the Company for the Development of the Galilee (CDG). CDG is
owned by 52 villages (in fact a big cooperative) and deals with
many branches such as: packing houses for fruits and vegetables,
petrol stations, transport firm with dozens of full trailer
trucks, school buses, cold storage house and many more. All
branches makes money and operate as business. MIGAL (and Northern
R&D in it) operates as research institute.
the last six years this Partner is pursuing active research on
the availability, biogeochemistry and fate and transport of P in
organic and inorganic soils. They research encompasses various
scales from whole region through field plots, lysimeter to
microcosmos experiments. They ability to work in various research
scales is the most significant attribute of our team that can be
utilized in other areas outside Mediterranean conditions. They
field area is the Hula Valley that exhibits extensive
agricultural activity as well as recent implementation of land
use change from agriculture to re-wetting of a former wetland.
The factors and processes that affecting the physico-chemical
behaviour of P in altered wetland is the central theme of their
FP-5 project called PROWATER. MIGAL has a good knowledge and long
experience in the filed of project dissemination.
It is a common practice of the MIGAL to distribute new technologies and know how through "model farms", "open days" for farmers in the research stations and demonstration in the farmers's plots. The MIGAL keeps close working relations with the farmers community in the area. Farmers are also encouraged to participate in the discussions held every new year in relation with the annual work plan. The total activity is based on ten different research groups that form an annual work plan that its objectives directed towards the agricultural needs of the farmers.
PROTECTOR project is co-funded by the European Commission within
the 6th Framework Programme of RTD. Thematic Priority
5- Food Quality and Safety.